|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Plant Height:||9 to 12 inches|
|Plant Spread:||12 to 18 inches; extremely invasive by very fine, spreading roots.|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color|
Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
|Flower Color:||Other: Yellow aging to red|
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"|
Late spring or early summer
|Dynamic Accumulator:||B (Boron)|
|Toxicity:||Other: All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.|
|Propagation: Seeds:||Other info: Freely self-seeds.|
|Propagation: Other methods:||Other: Rhizomes. Can be invasive.|
It's that time of year again: blooms, blooms and more blooms! And every year just like clockwork, we wake up, grab our coffee and our cameras and race to see the newest blooms in our gardens. If there are no new blooms, we drop our heads and slowly walk back inside to wait for tomorrow. But wait a minute; there's something we shouldn't miss! Let's take a closer look at foliage.
|Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Jan 26, 2012 12:35 PM|
This is a plant that has both positive and negative characteristics. Its sap is highly toxic and is a skin and eye irritant. It should be handled with gloved hands and with care. It is also quite invasive, spreading quickly with its fast growing runners.
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